This category is about corporate social responsibility (CSR), a form of corporate self-regulation integrated into a business model. The goal of CSR is to embrace responsibility for the company’s actions and encourage a positive impact through its activities on the environment, consumers, employees, communities, stakeholders and all other members of the public sphere.

Industrial Plant in India Turns CO2 Into Baking Soda

The process is called carbon capture and utilization and is a global first. Rather than capturing CO2 from coal plants and storing it underground — known as carbon capture and storage (CCS) — this new process makes use of captured gas while almost eliminating emissions.

Corporate Water Stewardship: A Slow Market?

Recent work suggests a growing number of companies are engaging in improved water management as part of water stewardship. But the tangible results remain unclear.

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Brazil’s Political Turmoil Endangers 20 Years of Progress on Forced Labor

The political and economic chaos in Brazil threatens much of the progress the country has made since the turn of the century, including reforms that fight modern slavery. To gain some perspective on how Brazil’s struggles have affected workers’ and human rights, TriplePundit spoke with Mércia Silva, executive director of the NGO InPacto (Nation Pact Against Slavery).

TransUnion, Equifax Fined for Misleading Credit Scores

Do you know your credit score? Chances are, says the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the score you pay for may not be exactly the same as what a lender sees. And that’s a problem, says the bureau, because two of the three largest credit reporting agencies have been selling credit scores that don’t match the criteria lenders use.

Goals for Sustainability and CSR Professionals in Earth 2017

With power shifts in Washington and misinformation spreading around climate change, it is gut-check time for corporate social responsibility and sustainability professionals. So, what goals should we set in Earth 2017?

Making Money (And A Difference) in Earth 2017

Smart and clean technologies are on the cusp of disruptively reshaping our buildings, vehicles and businesses. This mega trend is the business opportunity of the 21st century.